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Northern Vermont University: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Northern Vermont University- Lyndon Center was found in 1911 as a one-year “normal school” for teacher training. In the year 1961, the university added liberal arts and professional training programs, for which it is highly known. Northern Vermont University is accredited by the New England Commission on Higher Education (NECHE). This university has two campuses, NVU- Johnson and Lyndon. The degrees offered by the Lyndon campus are of Associate, Bachelors’ and Masters’ level.

90% of the full-time faculty of the university holds terminal degrees in their respective field. The division of the total number of students is as follows: Full-time undergrad- 867, Part-time undergrad- 144 and Graduate students-46. To maintain the learning level high, the teacher-student ratio of the university is 14:1. The class-size is also maintained at 15 students and not more.

  • The university provides degrees in the fields of Arts, Science and Education for students to study in the USA.
  • The location of the university is Vermont’s northeast kingdom.
  • The university has 44- full-time and 65- part-time faculty members.
  • 45% of the students are admitted from out of the state.
  • Almost 85% of the students get access to financial aid.
  • The university offers a variety of sports for both male and female students.
  • Extra-curricular activities are ace in their specific fields.


Some of the rankings of Northern Vermont University are as follows:

32U.S. News2020
926Uni Rank2019

Rankings are able to provide a bigger picture of the educational institution and its offerings.


Type of UniversityPublic
Year of establishment2018
Campus TypeRural
LocationLyndonville, VT
PresidentElaine C. Collins
Academic calendarSemester based
Intake sessionsFall/Spring/Summer
Acceptance rateAbove 80%
Admission requirementsOfficial transcripts
English proficiency requirementsTOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test
Mode of paymentCredit card, Debit card or E-check

Programs, Campus, and Residence


Northern Vermont University offers a number of programs at undergraduate and graduate levels. The university has access to more and new programs of academic research along with the ease of online studying. It is one university with separate campus identities and facilities, making both equally competitive and desirable.

Talking of the programs offered by the college, the academics section is divided into four categories, they are Bachelor’s, Associate, Masters’, and doctoral degrees.

Under these degree levels, the areas of interest have a wide spectrum of courses. Some of them are Accounting, Humanities, and social sciences, Visual arts, etc.


The Northern Vermont University has two campuses, both of which are situated amidst the mountains and nature. Both of the campuses are loaded with limitless opportunities.

  • Lyndon Campus (211 acres)

The Lyndon campus(main campus) offers varied professional programs with a liberal arts core. The majors provided here are nationally recognized in atmospheric sciences, electronic journalism arts, and exercise science.

The best thing for the students to know is that they can study on both the campuses, either on-site or virtually from the professors.

  • Johnson Campus (350 acres)

This campus is designated by the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges as Vermont’s premier public liberal arts institution. The Johnson campus offers an amazing liberal arts experience. It helps the students to gain job-ready skills by conducting research alongside professors and also by completing internships in their area of interest.


Both of the Northern Vermont campuses provide housing and dining options for the students.

  • The Lyndon campus has options for every type of student. If the students wish to live in a single room or with their friends in a double or triple sharing, the campus has it all.
  • The newly built residence hall on the campus, Rita Bole Complex, offers apartment-style suites for the students who wish to have this particular style of living.
  • Students also have the option to opt off-campus housing to stay in the US.

The five styles of residence halls are as follows:

  1. Whitelaw/Crevecoeur- Whitelaw, and Crevecoeur are joined by a connecting entryway. These halls serve as a first-year residence hall. Both of these buildings are suite-style residence halls with seven double rooms.
  2. Wheelock Hall- This hall is for both first-year and upper-class students. It has a suit-style and has a total of four double rooms.
  3. Arnold/Bayley Hall- This hall also provides space for first-year and upper-class students. Each building has seven student rooms. Each room is equipped with all the amenities and semi-furnished.
  4. Poland/Rogers Hall- These two are connected residence halls Offering upper-class residence. Poland hall has six suites and Rogers hall have five suites.
  5. Rita Bole Complex- This is the newest residence offering apartment-style living. These apartment suites are gender-neutral and have all the basic amenities.

Admission Process

The university is extremely supportive of the admission of international students from all around the world. The Northern Vermont University offers admission on a rolling basis on applications but still, students are advised to fill the form before the due date. To apply for any of the courses offered by the university, the students need to fulfill certain requirements and process in time to get considered for admissions. They are:

Application deadline

  • May 1- Fall semester
  • November 1- Spring semester

Application process:

  1. The students are required to complete and submit the application form.
  2. Submission of all academic and original transcripts.
  3. The students are required to complete and submit the financial documentation along with the International Student Financial Statement Form.
  4. A letter of recommendation is also required by the university.
  5. Submission of the English proficiency test scores.
TestUG levelPG level
TOEFL70 or above85 or better
IELTS5.5 or better6.5 or better
Pearson test45 or better58 or better

After the university has received all of the above-mentioned materials, they will evaluate the student’s application. The student gets a notification within three to four weeks.

Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance at the university is quite expensive. But with the assistance of financial aids, the students can have access to ace education with them. The cost divisions are as follows:

Expenses IncurredFees
Undergraduate tuition fee24,960 USD
Graduate tuition fee605 USD/credit
Books and Supplies1,427 USD
Room (double room)6,604 USD
Gold/Unlimited meal plan4,416 USD

Financial Aid

North Vermont University offers a scholarship for international students who have been enrolled full-time and holds high academic achievements. International students can also look for external scholarships to study in the USA.

  • NVU Valedictorian and Salutatorian Scholarship

Under this, the university provides scholarships for those students who ranked first or second in their high school classes. These awards can be renewed every year up to four years in total.

The amount allotted for both the scholarships is 13,000 USD/scholarship.

  • NVU Future scholarships

The NVU’s future scholarships and future achievement scholarships are awarded on the basis of the students’ GPA and are renewable annually for up to four years. The divisions as per the GPA are:

GPAFuture scholarshipFuture achievement scholarship
90 (3.5 or higher)4,750 USD6,500 USD
85-89 (3.0-3.4)3,750 USD5,500 USD
80-84 (2.5-2.9)2,750 USD4,500 USD

Students can also look for educational loans in their home country to lessen their financial burden to study in the USA.

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Northern Vermont University Overview

Institution TypePublic
Student Population1501
FAFSA Code003688
Application Cost$50
Accreditation NEASC
Average Cost of Attendance$25,680 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Language Proficiency
TOEFL-70- -
IELTS-5.5- -
PTE-45- -
SATCheck Detailed Score10509301170 41%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing530470590-
ACTCheck Detailed Score191522 10%

Northern Vermont University Acceptance Rate


Acceptance Rate


Total Applicants


Total Enrolled






Undergraduate Program97.2%
Total Applicants1368
Total Enrolled1330
Graduate Programs97.2%
Total Applicants176
Total Enrolled171

Northern Vermont University Enrollment

Northern Vermont University Enrollment1501
Undergraduate Enrollment1330
Graduate Enrollment171
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate42.7%

Attendance Cost


Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Post Graduate Program$25,680 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,000 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,290 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,700 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,290 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$1,700 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$4,580 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$4,680 / Year
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Institutional Accreditations
New England Association of Schools and Colleges


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